Allan Sharlin Memorial Award

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This award commemorates the scholarly achievements of the late Allan Sharlin, Professor of Sociology and an innovative scholar in the fields of demography and history at UC Berkeley. The award is made annually to students who show promise of advancing scholarship in the field of historical sociology, historical demography, or social history.

The application for first-time applicants to the Allan Sharlin Memorial Award can be found here.  

Please submit only ONE LETTER of recommendation. Ask your recommender to e-mail the recommendation letter directly to iis.grants [at] (subject line: “Recommendation Letter for Last Name, First Name; Bendix/Sharlin/Simpson”).  You and your recommender must also fill-out and SIGN the Faculty Waiver Form, found here and scan the form to iis.grants [at]

The application for previously awarded students can be found here.

All UC Berkeley graduate students in good standing who will be formally advanced to candidacy (will have satisfied all requirements for the Ph.D except the dissertation) by the Fall of the fellowship term may apply.  Funds will not be available until the student has advanced to candidacy. Students are eligible for support regardless of previous fellowships from other sources.  A total of no more than two years of support will be provided to a recipient of this fellowship; applications for the second year of support will be considered along with other applications for that year.  

The Allan Sharlin Memorial Award may be used in conjunction with other grants.  During the term of the award, the total income, excluding awards specifically earmarked for travel and tuition, cannot exceed $34,500, per Graduate Division rules.  The successful candidate will be consulted regarding other funding sources before the award is granted.  Under most circumstances, Sharlin fellows are expected to be resident at Berkeley for the tenure of the award, except those who must conduct research away from the Bay Area.

While you are welcome to apply for all three graduate fellowships (Bendix, Sharlin, Simpson), the total award amount cannot exceed $15,000.

Friday, April 14, 2017.